DOL launches veteran employment portal

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The Labor Department Veterans’ Employment and Training Service launched a new website Tuesday meant to serve as a one-stop shop for all the resources vets need to find work after they serve.

Veterans.gov is designed to be the “first stop” veterans make when they begin looking for jobs. The website tries to make the employment process as easy as possible — when visitors enter the site, they can choose between three large buttons: “Find a Job,” “Start your own Business,” or “Hire Veterans.”

Below the buttons, vets can also choose to explore opportunities from certain government agencies or search for jobs by state.

The Labor Department VETS program hopes the site will provide a simple and easy-to-use website for veterans to access a wide array of support sources in one spot, according to the press release.  

“If you’re a veteran or service member looking for your first civilian job after the military, wanting a career change, or hoping to start your own business, Veterans.gov is your go-to site for resources that will help you chart a new path,” the release said.

On the site, vets will find links to job listings for government and private positions as well as help with resumes and transitions, or advice on how to best apply to and look for jobs. For those looking to start their own businesses, the site will also take them to a Small Business Administration page. The site can also help veterans find one-on-one assistance.

The site also helps employers looking to hire vets by allowing them to post positions and connect with DOL regional outreach specialists.

The new website is different from the Veterans’ Affairs Department’s vets.gov website, which is open, but still in development. Vets.gov’s site is much more bare, but it also offers general career help including info on disability or education benefits.

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